Dordt College News

Soccer At Home Tuesday

September 9, 2013

GAMETIME… Dordt College will host a pair of non-conference games on Tuesday, September 10.  The Defenders will face Graceland (Iowa) in men’s play at 3:00 with the women’s game against the College of Saint Mary (Nebraska) to follow at about 5:15.  The games can be heard on a webcast at and results will be posted on ; and .

SCOUTING REPORT…Graceland enters play with a 2-2 record and won its most recent outing, a 3-2 decision over Quincy.  The Yellow Jackets have outscored opponents 7-5 this season and have been even in shots at 63-63.  Graceland holds a very slight shots on goal edge of 28-27.

The Yellow Jackets gave gotten two goals each from Cody Bletlinger and Brandon Beresford  while Lamin Cessay and Bletlinger both have two assists.  Michael Schmidt has played 288 of a possible 360 minutes in goal and has made 20 saves and has a 1.57 goals allowed per-90 minutes average.

The Flames, under the guidance of Shad Beam, are 4-1 this season and had a four game winning streak to start the season stopped by Calumet on Saturday 2-1.  The Flames have outscored teams 13-5 to start the season and hold a 121-56 shots advantage to go with a 68-28 shots on goal edge. 

Abby Schlater leads the offense with four goals and Abby Zach has three goals and four assists.  Courtney Smith has played 362 minutes in goal and has allowed five goals with 20 saves and ahs a 1.24 goals allowed per-90 minutes played average.

DORDT COLLEGE NOTES… The Defender men are 0-4 this season and have lost two one goal decisions this season, the most recent of which was a double overtime loss to Columbia on Saturday.  Dordt has been outscored 13-4  and have been outshot 71-30 overall and 42-11 on goal. 

Brady Van Holland has two goals this season while Mason Davis and Derick Sackey have the other goals for the Defenders.  Davis also has an assist as does Cody Van Holland.  Joey Rasnic and Jon Brinkerhoff have split the goal play so far this season.  Rasnic has played 112 minutes and has allowed four goals and has made 12 saves.  Jon Brinkerhoff has logged 267 minutes with nine goals and 17 saves.  Rasnic’s goals allowed average per-90 is 3.21 and Brinkerhoff is at 3.02.

The Defender women have started the season 0-3 with losses to Graceland, John Brown and Columbia.  Offensive opportunities have been difficult to come by so far this season for the Defenders as they have been shut out in their three games. 
Deianira Felts has played 135 minutes in goal and has made 11 saves while facing 21 shots on goal and Katie Kortman has played 135 minutes and has made 22 saves while facing 30 shots on goal.

THE SERIES… Graceland and Dordt have played ten times in men’s play with Dordt holding a 6-4 advantage.  The last time the teams played each other was September 10, 2005 when the Yellow Jackets scored three second half goals to win 3-2. 

The Dordt women trail the series with the Omaha, Nebraska based Flames 8-2.  Dordt won the most recent contest, a 4-2 decision on September 9, 2009 as Kate Du Mez scored three goals in the Dordt win.

LAST TIME… The Dordt men lost a 3-2 double overtime decision to Columbia on Saturday after Derick Sackey scored a goal with less than a minute left in regulation.  Columbia eventually ended it with a goal in the 103rd minute.  Dordt’s other goal was a 21st minute goal by Mason Davis on an assist from Cody Van Holland.  Brinkerhoff started the game before leaving in the 43rd minute with injury after making two saves.  Rasnic played the rest of regulation and overtime and made five saves while facing seven shots.

Graceland beat Quincy 3-0 on Friday with three different players getting goals.  Quincy outshot the Yellow Jackets on goal 8-7 and Schmidt made eight saves to preserve the shutout.    Hamchaoui, Bletlinger and Schlom all had goals for the winners and all three tallies came in the second half.

The Defender women lost to Columbia 7-0 on Saturday after allowing three goals in the first half and four more in the second half.    Kortman made five saves in goal and Felts had four. 

The Flames lost to Calumet on Saturday 2-1 in double overtime, allowing the game winner in the 103rd minute.  The Flames lost the shots on goal battle 10-8 and allowed a goal in the 51st minute to tie the contest.  Schlater had a goal for the Flames and Smith played all 103 minutes in goal and made eight saves.

NEXT UP…… The Defenders conclude their season opening homestand on Saturday, September 14 when they host Friends (Kansas) in a 1:00/3:15 start for the women’s and men’s contest.  Graceland will host Hastings on Friday night, September 13 and the Flames will go to the University of South Dakota on Sunday, September 15.

GPAC…(Monday, September 9)
Hastings   0-0/4-0
Dakota Wesleyan  0-0/2-1-0
Midland   0-0/5-1
Mount Marty    0-0/2-2
Dordt    0-0/0-4
Northwestern   0-0/1-4     
Briar Cliff   0-0/1-3     
Concordia   0-0/2-2      
Morningside   0-0/2-2     
Nebraska Wesleyan  0-0/2-1     
Doane    0-0/1-4

GPAC Women
Briar Cliff   0-0/3-1
Morningside    0-0/3-0-2
Nebraska Wesleyan   0-0/2-1-1
Dordt     0-0/0-3
Midland   0-0/2-2-2
Northwestern   0-0/2-2-1
Concordia    0-0/2-1     
Dakota Wesleyan  0-0/1-3-1     
Hastings   0-0/3-1     
Doane    0-0/1-2     
Mount Marty    0-0/0-3-1

Media Access: Download Word Version | High Resolution Image: 1